Almonds are one of the top tree nuts consumed all around the world. Not only are almonds very tasty they have many health benefits ranging from promoting better skin to helping to prevent series disease.
We take a look at the top 10 benefits of almonds that will make you want to head over to California Gourmet Nuts to stock up
Promote Healthy Skin
1 ounce (28 grams) of almonds contain a whopping 37% RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin E, which promotes healthy skin. Vitamin E works to build up the cell membranes in the body which prevents oxidate damage that will make your skin look dry and tired.
‘Bad cholesterol’ is determined by large deposits of LDL lipo proteins in your blood which can lead to heart disease. Studies have shown that almonds can lower LDL levels which means that your good cholesterol outweighs your bad cholesterol.
Studies have found that people who eat a higher than average amount of nuts have 1/3 less risk of developing some cancers, including breast cancer.
Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Almonds have natural anti-inflammatory properties which means that your skin ad your body can become less inflamed. If you suffer from an autoimmune disease or suffer joint pain then a daily intake of almonds will help relieve some of the daily stress your body experiences.
Boosts the Immune System
Eating nuts and peanuts, especially almonds, will add a good dose of fiber to your diet which will improve your gut bacteria. Good gut bacteria boost the immune system which leads to less disease and infection.
Helps Weight Loss
Almonds are high in protein and carbs which means a handful each day can stop you feeling hungry. While they do contain carbs and good fats you will only need a few to make you feel full and there will be less temptation to snack after eating them.
Improves Heart & Brain Health
Almonds are full of polyphenols that help neutralize free radicals found in our cells. An abundance of free radicals will put our body under the strain, which results in low oxides and then we experience cell damage. By improving our free-radical levels we can boost our brain and heart health
Supports Healthy Bones & Teeth
Nuts, including almonds, are rich in calcium (over 200% of RDA) and potassium which are both required to form healthy bones and teeth.
Good Source of Protein
Nuts are a great source of protein and can help build muscle mass and regenerate cells so that we are fit, healthy, and strong.
Controls Blood Pressure and Blood Sugars
As almonds contain magnesium which can help reduce both blood sugars and blood pressure, which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.